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Reference number

SM 53/8/42

Purpose

[401] Alternative design, Westminster Hall and New Law Courts, 8 April 1824

Aspect

Exterior perspective of the New Law Courts, the New Palace Yard façade from the north west looking south east, unexecuted

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

No. 12 (x 2)

Signed and dated

8/4/[18]24

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes of sepia, raw umber and Payne's grey, within partial single border on wove paper (587 x 480)

Hand

Possibly George Bailey (1792 - 1860), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 8 April 1824 notes that George Bailey, was About Drawings of the / New Courts.
Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 8 April 1824 records that Stephen Burchell and David Mocata were About drawings of the / New Courts.
Possibly David Alfred Mocatta (1806 - 1882), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 8 April 1824 records that Stephen Burchell and David Mocata were About drawings of the / New Courts.

Verso

Preliminary perspective of the Royal Entrance to the House of Lords (to a rough scale).

Watermark

Weatherley & Lane / 1818

Notes

The elevation to St Margaret's Street is shown compared to other variant schemes. The façade to New Palace Yard is of seven bays with projecting corners and fenestration alternating between rectangular windows and Venetian windows. A doorway is shown on the linking range with Westminster Hall; the latter is shown as one storey high. There are erasures to the ground floor windows and the Court of King's Bench façade to St Margaret's Street.

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Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation. This catalogue of Soane’s designs for the New Law Courts was generously funded by The Worshipful Company of Mercers and The Pilgrim Trust.

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